Stories from the Mughal and British times of Delhi!
Stories and anecdotes of medieval travellers to the saraain (motels/inns) at Delhi! Also including some lesser known ‘newly excavated’ ruins at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park!
Stories of “Nazir Ka Baag” (present day Asoka Mission) and also tales of the medieval horse traders! .. from out latest storytelling and heritage walk at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park!
An amazing tour of the rain washed medieval ruins of Dilkusha.. with students from various European nations visiting India under an academic exchange program
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The Nirvana trail : “A Heritage Walk and Sound Healing Meditation Session at Ahimsa Sthal & Azim Khan’s tomb.”
In this unique tour we’ll walk in the neighbourhood of the land of peace – Ahimsa Sthal! We’ll make an attempt to know more about the enlightened one and also soak in the tranquil surroundings of the place.
We’ll walk up to the mystical tomb of Azim Khan and listen to stories and anecdotes right from the ancient times of Lord Mahavira, through medieval times of Jains, Mughals and the British and how the hillock that once formed the Metcalfe Battery House today stands tall as the address of peace and tranquility in the heart of Delhi!
This would be a journey within, along the path traversed by the several enlightened masters of this land and a sip of a modern-day Sufi samaa, as we take a dip into meditation and zen with a quick Sound Healing session.
- Walk leader and Sound healing session moderator : Aditya Pathak.
- Date & Day: 10th. December, Sunday.
- Timings : 8:30 am to 11 am.
- Meeting point : Qutb Minar ticket counter.
- Nearest metro station : Qutb Minar. Disembark and take an auto to meeting point.
- Charges : ₹300For queries reach out to 9810786979.
Important Points :
1.) Ahimsa Sthal is about 500 mts. walk from meeting point and there’s a climb up to Azim Khan Tomb, so wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
2.) Carry drinking water.
3.) For the Meditation session we’ll be sitting on green grass with morning dew. Please carry sheets or mats if you might need the same for the purpose.
4.) Shoes and any leather items will need to be deposited at the cloak room before entering the main temple at Ahimsa Sthal.
In the final episode from the Qutub Complex, we bring to you the very famous..mighty..standing tall..the Qutub Minar. 72 meters in height, this is the tallest brick minaret in the world!
Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutub Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The episode also features interesting trivia about Smith’s Folly and Gordon Sanderson’s sundial! Happy Exploring 🙂
Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??
Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂
In this episode – the beautiful tomb of Iltutmish and the historical and architectural significance associated with it! Happy Exploring 🙂
The story of an ambitious Sultan and his unfinished minaret from the medieval times 🙂